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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors -in Italy or abroad- or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our lawyers offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice.

Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 34 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, Italian or international, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, JV, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of lawyers from all practice areas and sectors and this allows us to understand your specific issues and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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    Corporate Governance

    In these recent years, both Italian and multinational companies are faced with unprecedented challenges since new laws and regulations are being applied and these are changing the way the market works.

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    Joint Ventures & Partnerships

    Part of our commitment lies in creating strategic alliances with our clients, both individuals and organizations. Our advice is amongst the means by which clients can form strategic alliances to develop and exploit business opportunities.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Together with the commercial law practice, our Mergers and Acquisitions team is dedicated to providing innovative solutions that reflect our many years of experience and insight into the specialized demands of these deals.

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    Pietro Cavasola
    28/04/2016
    Li­ab­il­ity of Hold­ing Com­pan­ies
    29/05/2019
    Brexit: don't for­get to ne­go­ti­ate the dis­pute res­ol­u­tion clause!
    The post­pone­ment of Brexit pro­longs the sus­pense con­cern­ing the fu­ture co­oper­a­tion between the European Uni­on (EU) and the United King­dom (UK). Un­cer­tainty re­gard­ing re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of judg­ments by UK courts in civil and com­mer­cial cases has par­tially.
    16/04/2019
    The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
    On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
    09/04/2019
    EU Par­lia­ment ad­opts dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing
    The EU Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Dir­ect­ive on fu­ture "Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing Frame­works", which cre­ates the basis for uni­form pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing across the European Uni­on and will fun­da­ment­ally change how com­pan­ies deal with fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and.
    29/03/2019
    Itali­an Code of Crisis: new rules on Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance
    With Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree no. 14/2019, named “Code of Crisis and In­solv­ency” (the “Code”), pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al no. 38 of 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the Itali­an le­gis­lat­or put in place a wide-reach­ing re­form of the leg­al frame­work gov­ern­ing fin­an­cial crises.
    22/03/2019
    EU: Pro­vi­sion­al Agree­ment on Cross-bor­der Mer­gers, De­mer­gers or Trans­fers
    On 13 March 2019, the European Com­mis­sion re­leased a state­ment (19/1608) that the European Par­lia­ment and the Mem­ber States have reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on new rules mak­ing it easi­er for com­pan­ies to merge (fu­sion/fusie), de­merge (scis­sion/splitsing).
    14/03/2019
    What about VAT after Brexit?
    Al­though the UK par­lia­ment ruled against the pos­sib­il­ity of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the out­come of the cur­rent UK polit­ic­al con­tro­versy re­mains un­cer­tain. Both busi­nesses and gov­ern­ments in both Great Bri­tain and EU are pre­par­ing for every even­tu­al­ity, in­clud­ing.
    12/03/2019
    Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
    On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
    20/02/2019
    European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
    On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
    22/11/2018
    New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
    Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
    21/11/2018
    EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
    On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
    07/11/2018
    Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
    The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.